Bariatric surgery improves psoriatic arthritis symptoms

Bariatric surgery can lead to substantial improvements in symptoms for patients with psoriatic arthritis or psoriasis, a US study suggests.

The retrospective analysis of 87 patients who underwent bariatric surgery found 55% of patients with psoriasis and 62% of those with psoriatic arthritis reported improved symptoms one year after the surgery.

Using a symptom reduction scale from zero to ten, patients with